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PSY 225 - Multicultural Psychology

3 Credits

Multicultural psychology examines human behavior as it occurs in culturally heterogeneous settings. This course will introduce students to theoretical and practical approaches used to examine the impact of culture on various psychological processes. This course will use discussions, readings, film, and various class activities to promote an understanding of human experiences in multicultural contexts. Topics will include culture, identity, gender, stereotyping and prejudice, religion and spirituality, family, and mental health.

Prerequisite: PSY 101

SUNY General Education: SUNY-OWC - Other World Civilizations (SOW2)

MCC General Education: MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply key concepts of multicultural psychology to human behavior.
2. Apply key concepts of multicultural psychology to psychological processes.
3. Differentiate among research methods used in the field of multicultural psychology.
4. Examine the impact of cultural identity on human behavior.
5. Examine the impact of cultural identity on psychological processes.
6. Analyze the impact of specific historical events on cultural identity.
7. Examine an integration of factors including culture, historical events, prejudice and discrimination, immigration, and economics on human behavior.
8. Examine an integration of factors including culture, historical events, prejudice and discrimination, immigration, and economics on psychological processes.

Course Offered Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022